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The Voice Recognition Revolution: Move Over Siri and Meet the New Kids

The Voice Recognition Revolution: Move Over Siri and Meet the New Kids

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

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The automobile manufacturers had the right idea years ago. Make it easy to change the temperature in your vehicle. Just say “cooler” or “warmer.” That project went about as well as their GPS interfaces are progressing today. So let’s give credit where credit is due. Apple’s Siri revolutionized voice recognition by making it something really useful on the smartphone. If you’ve wondered who Siri actually is, wonder no more. You’re in for a pleasant surprise. Meet Siri from Australia. And… Read More ›

Introducing Incredible PBX GUI for Asterisk 13 and CentOS/Scientific Linux

Introducing Incredible PBX GUI for Asterisk 13 and CentOS/Scientific Linux

Monday, July 13, 2015

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If you’re looking for the latest and greatest pure GPL, open source Asterisk® 13 aggregation with a pure GPL, open source graphical user interface, then today’s another lucky day for you. Last week, we introduced the Ubuntu 14 edition of Incredible PBX™ for Asterisk 13, and this week we have the CentOS/Scientific Linux flavor to share. This is an independent aggregation based solely upon GPL code. Unlike the competition, the operating system and cloud repository to support the product also… Read More ›

Introducing Incredible PBX 13-12 with Incredible GUI for the Ubuntu 14 Platform

Introducing Incredible PBX 13-12 with Incredible GUI for the Ubuntu 14 Platform

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

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Two months ago we turned the page on Asterisk® GUIs by introducing a new GUI that hopefully provides the best of both worlds. It preserves the GPL components of the FreePBX® product that many of us have nurtured for almost a decade while removing the commercial pieces that have introduced some friction into the equation for users and companies that simply wished to deploy or redistribute a graphical user interface for Asterisk in accordance with the free GPL licenses under… Read More ›

Where to Begin: A Comparison of Open Source Features in Asterisk Aggregations

Where to Begin: A Comparison of Open Source Features in Asterisk Aggregations

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

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[purehtml id=19] We receive frequent inquiries requesting that we document the feature set in the open source Asterisk® distributions that Nerd Vittles writes about each week. So today we’re pleased to provide a Feature Matrix that we will attempt to keep current as we move forward. Just bookmark this page, and you can check back periodically to get a quick thumbnail sketch of what each of these distributions currently supports.1 A chart, of course, doesn’t tell the whole story. But… Read More ›

VoIP Hardware Deal of the Year: Meet the $20 Pogoplug 4 with Incredible PBX

VoIP Hardware Deal of the Year: Meet the $20 Pogoplug 4 with Incredible PBX

Monday, September 8, 2014

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This week’s project is not for mere mortals. It’s for techies that also happen to be cheapskates frugal. You may recall the Pogoplug from yesteryear. Well, the Pogoplug 4 still is around and can be yours for under $20 with free 2-day shipping if you’re an Amazon Prime member. But the clock is ticking on these bad boys. Once they’re gone, they’re gone.1 UPDATE: There’s more good news. Now the cost with the Pogoplug Backup & Sharing model is just… Read More ›

Hardware Device of the Year: Meet the CuBox-i with Incredible PBX for Ubuntu

Hardware Device of the Year: Meet the CuBox-i with Incredible PBX for Ubuntu

Monday, September 1, 2014

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It’s been many years since we’ve written back-to-back articles about the same device. That should tell you how really special the CuBox-i is. After two weeks of 14-hour days developing the new Incredible PBX platform for CuBox, we are thrilled to crown this jewel as Nerd Vittles Hardware Device of the Year. Flawless design, incredible performance, tiny size, feature-rich components, minimal power consumption, and completely silent operation are merely the tip of the iceberg with this 2x2x2 cubic zircon. On… Read More ›

Fall Festivus: Asterisk Text-to-Speech Roundup with a Baker’s Dozen New Voices

Fall Festivus: Asterisk Text-to-Speech Roundup with a Baker’s Dozen New Voices

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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It’s been a while since we looked at the text-to-speech (TTS) landscape with Asterisk®. So we thought we’d bring you up to date on where we stand with text-to-speech in the free department insofar as Asterisk 11 is concerned. The hands-down winner remains Lefteris Zafiris’ implementation of Google TTS. It rivals any commercial TTS software application and costs you nothing. The good news is, if you’re running Incredible PBX 11, you already have it. For other PBX in a Flash… Read More ›

R.I.P. Googlicious: Weather, Weather, Everywhere… Except From Google

R.I.P. Googlicious: Weather, Weather, Everywhere… Except From Google

Saturday, September 1, 2012

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For at least the last four years, Google has maintained a not-so-secret Weather API that let hobbyists and people like us build weather applications for the rest of the world to use. Google never provided a word of documentation nor even a comment about the Weather API other than obscure mentions by a few Google employees. Google, of course, is not stupid. They know everything there is to know about analytics, and it was no secret that the Weather API… Read More ›